Investigation finds New Mexico educators with deficient licenses

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) – A newspaper investigation has determined that several New Mexico educators and administrators have instructional licenses that they were unqualified for.

A 10-month probe by the Las Vegas Optic reports that seven people were given deficient licenses by the state education department’s Professional Licensure Bureau.

They include a Santa Fe principal and a Luna Community College administrator.

Public Education Department spokesman Robert McEntyre said Friday that six of the seven got licenses mistakenly and will likely be revoked. The department is still trying to verify the work experience of the seventh person.

McEntyre says most of the licenses were issued by former licensure bureau boss Charles Trujillo, who faces his own accusations of falsifying credentials to obtain school district work.

Trujillo was arrested last month on forgery and fraud charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s